By Bell Hooks
During this vintage examine, cultural critic bell hooks examines how black girls, from the 17th century to the current day, have been and are oppressed via either white males and black males and by way of white ladies. Illustrating her research with relocating own debts, Ain't I a lady is deeply serious of the racism inherent within the considered many middle-class white feminists who've didn't deal with problems with race and sophistication. whereas acknowledging the clash of loyalty to race or intercourse remains to be a quandary, hooks demanding situations the view that race and gender are separate phenomena, insisting that the struggles to finish racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined.
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Aint I a Woman (Pluto Classics) by Bell Hooks
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